BBC announces new Agatha Christie murder mystery adaptation
Following 2020's The Pale Horse, the BBC has announced an exciting new Agatha Christie murder mystery adaptation.
Coming to BBC One and iPlayer will be Murder Is Easy, an adaptation of the classic 1939 Christie novel.
Murder Is Easy is the latest adaptation of Christie's work for the BBC, from a partnership between Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Limited. Previous adaptations include And Then There Were None, The Witness For The Prosecution, Ordeal By Innocence and The ABC Murders.
The two-part series is slated to begin filming this summer. Meenu Gaur directs from a script by playwright Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre.
Murder Is Easy will be set in England in 1954 and follow a man named Luke Fitzwilliam, who meets a woman named Miss Pinkerton while on a train to London. She tells him that "a killer is on the loose in the sleepy English village of Wychwood under Ashe," the series' synopsis reads.
"The villagers believe the deaths are mere accidents, but Miss Pinkerton knows otherwise — and when she's later found dead on her way to Scotland Yard, Luke feels he must find the killer before they can strike again. Because for a certain kind of person, murder is easy…"
Speaking of Christie, in December, it was announced that Daisy Ridley signed on to star in the series The Christie Affair.
Based on Nina de Gramont's best-selling novel of the same name, the series gives a fictional account of what happened to Christie during her unexplained 11-day disappearance in 1926 "after her husband's affair became public".
Ridley will play Nan O'Dea, a fictionalized version of Christie's first husband's real-life lover.
Murder Is Easy does not yet have a release date.
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